Heat was a sci fi fiction - not a romance but there were two relationships that were a big part of the story. This book is not for the faint of heart,...moreHeat was a sci fi fiction - not a romance but there were two relationships that were a big part of the story. This book is not for the faint of heart, it's full of violence and can be disturbing. I kept reading it despite that because it kept my interest and was different.
The first relationship followed Kane and Raven. Kane is not a hero, in any other book he is the villain we want to see come to a painful ending. But the interesting part of this story was that we see things from his point of view and the motives behind his very unsavory actions. He grew up with criminals in space and learned from his mastermind father how to be successful with his illegal lifestyle. Kane comes to Earth to harvest a drug from human brains, which he has to get by tearing off their skull while they are still alive. He doesn't see humans as an equal, he sees them as pets or just like an animal who has a valuable drug in their brain and has no problem killing them. He takes Raven, a drug addicted sort of prostitute, as a companion because he needs sex or he will die (it's part of the alien biology). He rapes her and smacks her around at first but eventually they form a connection, as they start traveling together on a killing spree.
Kane's part of the story was the most intriguing to me but it was also very violent and disturbing. He kills people and it's told in graphic detail, he rapes women and even picks up another woman to go along with them and abuses her. Despite this, he was an interesting character who develops feelings for Raven, who he decides to keep as his own pet to take with him when he leaves.
The other half of the story features Tagen, a cop from Kane's planet who travels to Earth to catch him. Tagen meets Daria, a human female who is kind of neurotic from an attack on her a few years ago. This part of the story wasn't as interesting but it follows how Tagen and Daria slowly develop feelings for each other as they try to track down the murdering Kane. Tagen was a nice guy who treated Daria with compassion and helped her overcome some of her issues then she helped him out by tracking down Kane.
This story was certainly different. There are two relationships but don't expect anything sweet. There is a lot of violence so if that bothers you, stay away. There are rape scenes and many murders. The writing was actually good, it just was a little long winded sometimes and could have had a tighter story. (less)
This book was much better than The Perfect Christmas which I just read and didn't like. The story is fiction not romance but I liked the Christmasy fe...moreThis book was much better than The Perfect Christmas which I just read and didn't like. The story is fiction not romance but I liked the Christmasy feel and small town setting. The characters were nice to read about and unlike her other book I was actually drawn in emotionally. I am not going to run out and get more of her books but this one wasn't bad.(less)
This book was different. It was pretty much just a fiction book with mostly suspense and a tiny bit of romance. The story wasn't bad but it sometimes...moreThis book was different. It was pretty much just a fiction book with mostly suspense and a tiny bit of romance. The story wasn't bad but it sometimes went on way too much about exactly how the characters did certain things like escape, move money around, plan their next moves, etc. I was hoping for more romance as well.(less)